Teaching Media Literacy

Mar 30, 2017

How prepared are today's young people to deal with the growing amount of misinformation on the Internet?  In today's North Bay Report we look at legislation to update public school curriculums to teach youngsters survival skills for the digital age. 

Credit Sonoma County Library

While some may be concerned that teaching students about fake news could bring politics into the classroom, the sponsor of SB 135, Senator Bill Dodd, doesn't think the legislature will agree.

Casa Grande High School teacher/librarian Nathan Libecap, featured in this North Bay Report, will be among those leading a discussion titled "Fake News/Real Solutions" on Wednesday, April 12th from 6:30 - 8:00 PM at the Petaluma Regional Library. Learn methods for evaluating online information, including fake news, in this free class for teens and adults.